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Richard Letts

Richard Letts

Dr Richard Letts AM is the founder and Director of The Music Trust, founder and former Executive Director of the Music Council of Australia (now Music Australia) and Past President of the International Music Council. He has held senior positions in music and culture in Australia and the United States, advocated for music and music education, conducted research, written policy documents, edited four periodicals, published four books and hundreds of articles.

Classical Music in Australia

Introduction Education Classical Music in Schools Instrumental and Vocal Instruction Tertiary Instruction Community Music Camps Composition Performance Orchestras Opera companies Choral music Chamber Music Early Music New Music Computer Music Festivals Competitions Venues Record Companies Broadcasters Online Associations Broadcasters Composition

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Queens Birthday Awards 2014 to Music People

Introduction Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division Compiler Previous Lists Introduction There is

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Australia Day Honours 2014

Companion (AC) in the General Division of the Order of Australia Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia

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Primary School Music Education in Finland

Background Professor Antti Juvonen of University of Eastern Finland responds to questions from Professor Gary McPherson and Dr Richard Letts (January 2014). We had received information that in Finnish primary schools, music is taught by classroom teachers but that they

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Supporting Music Innovation

Australian Organisations and Programs that Support Musical Innovation 1/4Inch ABC Classics Aurora New Music Australasian Computer Music Association Australian Music Centre Australian Network for Art and Technology Australian Sound Design Project Avantwhatever Monthly Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music Brisbane

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Post-secondary Music Study – The Australian Database

Musical Career Paths The Database Author References Musical Career Paths Music Forum has sent out search parties to find every post-secondary music award-granting institution in Australia. The resulting database is the only complete list known to us — perhaps the

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Why Doesn’t Your Town Have its Own Music School?

State of School Music Education The Community Music School in Australia: Still a Pioneering Effort The 5,000 Music Schools of Europe Pros and Cons for Community Music Schools in Australia The Functions of the European Music School Author References State

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Survey of the Musicians of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Acknowledgments Some Key Outcomes Matters of Significance The Survey Author Acknowledgments This survey was carried out with the collaboration of the management and musicians of the orchestra, to which the Music Council of Australia expresses its appreciation. Some Key Outcomes

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Survey of Successful Contemporary Musicians

The Purpose of the Survey Some Key Findings Discussion of Some Issues of Significance The Survey Some Other Correlations Author References The Purpose of the Survey The purpose was to discover something about the music education of people who have

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Advocacy for Music Education in Schools and Other Matters

It’s Taking a Long Time Quick Recent History from MCA’s Perspective Analysis of the Current Situation: Pre-service Education of Teachers Analysis of the Current Situation: Arts Education for the Existing Workforce Secondary Schools MCA Music and Media Symposium Music Council

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The National Cultural Policy: Creative Australia

Editorial, Music Forum, Winter 2013 So in mid-March, it was finally released, with money attached. Old news now, plenty of opinions expressed, even on the day of publication. It’s 144 dense pages long, and it needs a faster brain than

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Jazz in Australia

Overview Musicians Small ensembles and individual musicians Venues and Entrepreneurs Festivals and major events Awards for musicians Awards for recordings Support and Information Resources Education Related Record Companies Related Broadcasters Funding Issues Authors Overview The quality and variety of jazz

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